Thursday , 15 November 2018
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Second Defeat For Congress In Goa

THE Congress has once again been trumped by the Bharatiya Janata Party in Goa. Though local Congress leaders knew that the BJP was making attempts to poach ‘vulnerable’ MLAs of the party to reduce its strength in the Assembly, they had no plans ready for ‘protecting’ them from poaching. Please like & share: Read More »

Tinsukia Is A Reminder To Every Armyman

SEVEN armymen, including a major general, have been held guilty by an army court of staging a fake encounter 24 years ago in the Tinsukia district of Assam and sentenced to life imprisonment. The court martial has done justice to the deceased and their families. The seven convicted armymen had picked up nine members of the All Assam Students’ Union ... Read More »

Protecting M J Akbar May Prove Costly To BJP

WE are not sure what price the Modi-led BJP may have to pay, zero or more, at the next elections to the Lok Sabha on the M J Akbar issue. Electoral price is yet unknown, but what seems clear is that the Modi government has already paid a heavy moral price for it. Akbar is a minister, and the government ... Read More »

How To Turn Lameduck FDA To A Watchdog

AFTER repeatedly claiming that the fish imported from other states was free from formalin, the Goa government has decided to ban import of fish within eight days! Surprisingly the decision was announced by Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai and not Health Minister Vishwajit Rane who heads the food and drugs administration (FDA) that is responsible for making food ... Read More »

Why Women Are Ripping Off Masks

#MeToo in India is turning into a storm – every day victims of sexual harassment are ripping up the mask of one or more celebrities. People who knew those celebrities would have never believed that they were so beastly behind doors. But women who suffered the violence and indignities knew their real face and are speaking out now. Though it ... Read More »

Long Wait For Goa Coastal Zone Plan

Despite several extensions the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) has once again failed to complete the draft coastal zone management plan. The extended deadline for the state to submit its draft ended on August 31 and a large team of state officials has found discrepancies in the preparation of the draft plan six weeks after the deadline was over. ... Read More »

Why Goa’s Farmers Shun Crop Insurance

The much-publicised Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana has failed to elicit response from Goa’s farmers. The number of farmers seeking benefit under the scheme has been dwindling since it was launched on February 18, 2016. In 2016, 744 farmers sought insurance protection under the scheme; in 2017, their number came down to 537. In the current year the number is ... Read More »

Injecting Fear Of Law Among Traffic Violators

The state transport department seems to have taken the directives of the Supreme Court monitoring committee on road safety seriously. The department has asked motor vehicle inspectors to strictly enforce road safety rules. Each one has been asked to file reports of checking a hundred vehicles including cases of violations and discrepancies, such as red light jumping, drunk driving, over-speeding, ... Read More »